Monday, August 29, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 29, 2016)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

Other Than Reading...

Summer vacation is over! We have teacher workshops/workdays Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and begin with students on September 6. I usually end up working the whole week to get things ready for school to begin. This year will be a little different as I need to return to Duluth for my house closing on Sept. 2. That will be 30 days from the time I first toured the house until the day I close on it. I'm told that we worked with blazing speed but it felt really slow to me.

It will be hard to leave again to go to work when I know there is so much to do to get ready to move. I'll be leaving a lot of it in my brother's hands since he is here in Duluth. I plan to have the movers come during my MEA break and have at least the big stuff moved so that we are sleeping in the new house after that. I'm sure that we will be making countless trips from the old house to the new house as we cherrypick what we want to keep (and have room for). Luckily, it is only a little over two miles from one house to the other.

Once we have taken out what we want, we'll be calling in specialist estate sellers to sell all the rest. Then, we'll be doing some updates like cleaning and painting and putting that house on the market. Hopefully, it will go on the market by spring. Apparently it is the size and price point that sells quickly in Duluth. At least, houses that size are selling quickly now.

For me, I'll be repeating the process with my house in Eyota in the spring as I get ready to really retire in June. In my favor, I don't have 65 years worth of stuff in my house in Eyota. I've only lived there since 2001 and, while I don't do rummage sales, I'm pretty good getting rid of things I don't need. The real problem will be all the duplicates as we combine two households into one. I think we duplicate everything in our kitchens!

Read Last Week
All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris revisits Aurora Teagarden. I enjoyed the story but it felt a little old-fashioned to me. My review will be posted on October 1.

In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle brings her Rocky Mountain Search and Rescue series to an end. Besides the romance, we finally get resolution on the mystery that began in the first book. This was a fun series. My review will be posted on Sept. 29.

Otherworld Chills by Kelley Armstrong is the final anthology of the Otherworld series. I liked this one because most of the stories were longer - almost short novel length. I also liked that we get to reconnect with a lot of different characters from the Otherworld series. My review will be posted on October 6.

I pulled Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead from my TBR mountain. I have enjoyed all of her books but this one got lost on the mountain. I've had it since June 8, 2013.

Next Week
From my review stack:
On my Kindle from TBR mountain:
Reviews Posted
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  1. Betrayals definitely catches my attention. Will have a look at it! Your summer holidays are over - aaahhh. We've got a short ten day holiday coming up end of September - looking forward to that! Hope you will get everything done this week!

  2. Good luck moving. I need to get to Betrayals -- really liked the others in the series. I sped through those Mead books -- they just seemed to click with me.

  3. Oh, you sound so calm about all the moving, selling, etc. LOL. I know that I would be a little crazy, but then, I always make lists. You probably do, too.

    Enjoy your books...I have read and loved two books by Dee Ernst, so Stealing Jason Wilde is on my list.


  4. Ooh nice! I've got to get caught up on Kelley Armstrong's books! I've fallen so very very behind! Eek!! Happy Reading, again!

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  5. IQ is on my list. Happy Reading!

  6. You are going to be busy, good luck with everything.

  7. Great books on your list. I've been wanting to try Katie Ruggle's books. Hope you have a great week!

  8. Moving is always a chore. If we ever have to move again, I am going to pile all of our stuff on the front lawn and set fire to it. There is still stuff packed up here from several moves ago.

  9. I have had Gameboard of the Gods on my TBR forever! I love Mead's writing but just haven't gotten around to that one yet. I will probably read her latest YA release (Glittering Court) before starting Age of X.

    Here's my #IMWAYR (even though it's not Monday anymore!). :)

  10. Hoping all goes well with the moves! Glad the closing did not linger on and on! Looking forward to In Safe Hands. I see a couple of books I want to investigate.


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